Posted by: hankwillenbrink | April 8, 2009

Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band Play Headliners – 6/30

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know the first thing about Conor Oberst.  I used to make fun of him all the time when he was called “Bright Eyes,” which he’s not anymore.  And this whole Mystic Valley band thing?  Well, that kind of sounds like a group of extras from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy got together to back up the guy who used to be known as “Bright Eyes.”  Here’s what I do know, tho…the track that Conor does with Gillian Welch on the Dark Was the Night comp is incredible.  So, maybe the stuff he’s doing now sounds more like that.  In that case, I’m def. going to check out Oberst and his group of elves on June 30 when they hit Headliners.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 10.  They’re $20 up front or $22 at the door.  You can get ’em at ear-X-tacy or  Thanks to Production Simple for bringing ’em out!

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band – Nikorette


  1. Anyone remember back in the fall of 2005 when Bright Eyes played the Brown and a then-unknown Leslie Feist opened and completely upstaged Mr. Oberst? I left a few songs into Bright Eyes’ set…shortly after a group of 16-year-old girls beside me shouted between songs something about wanting to have Conner’s baby.

    Don’t think I missed too much.

  2. I was there for that. And Mr. Janes is correct. It was unbearable. Hopefully this time is much different. Feist and The Magic Numbers were incredible that night though.

  3. I love the fact you compared them to lotr.

  4. Just a bit of info…Leslie Feist has been pretty big in the indie scene since Broken Social Scene’s debut in 2001. Listen to it, appreciate it. It’s easier than Oberst’s trembly vocals.

    Then you’re well on your way to being musically open minded. After you stick your head out of your box, give him a try.

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